The Philadelphia Phillies couldn’t wait for the season to end. They’re already holding tryouts for ballgirls for 2009.


“This is an opportunity for women in sports,” said squad supervisor Michele DeVicaris. “For all the opportunities for men, this is the one thing we can do for women.”

To be clear, this is an opportunity to snag foul balls during Phillies home games, but not during spring training games in Clearwater. Blame it on all the palm trees and sunshine. During spring training the Phillies’ commitment to open competition takes a vacation — the team brings in Hooters girls to patrol the sidelines.

Next Friday is the deadline for females 18 and older to apply to be a Phillies ballgirl.

Those interested have several ways to apply:

(1) Send a resume and a photograph to: Attn. Ballgirl Applications, c/o The Phillies, Citizens Bank Park, One Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148.

(2) E-mail information to DeVicaris at

(3) Apply online. Go to

5 Responses to “The Phillies are hiring”

  1. Sarah Green says:

    re: “this is the one thing we can do for women,” I have always wondered why you never see female members of the grounds crew. i mean, how hard is it to drag a rake behind you?

  2. I assumed women don’t want to look goofy pushing out the tarp, nor do it in a bikini.

  3. Sarah Green says:

    I have no prob with hot ballgirls. I just want hot tarpmen. Think of them—all wet….rain pouring down…..possibly shirtless?….straining to push that tarp across the infield. No longer would “rain delay” be the two least exciting words in sport!

  4. Philadelphia does have a female grounds crew member. Or at least they did recently. Wasn’t at any games this season where the grounds crew really had a noticeable presence.

  5. There are three girls on the grounds crew and don’t underestimate the role of a groundskeeper – i.e. WS games

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